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My current research focuses primarily on three main lines of research. First, I am interested in examining the antecedents and consequences of a “culture of honor” ideology. We can define “culture of honor” as a belief system that emphasizes the need to maintain one’s reputation with respect to others. My graduate students and I have investigated, for example, how the endorsement of a culture of honor ideology is related to mental health stigma and preventive screening behavior. Second, I am interested in exploring factors that influence different health outcomes such as disease preventive screenings uptake, utilization of health services, and the adoption of unhealthy or risky health behaviors. Finally, I am also interested in exploring how stereotypes and prejudice affect people’s views of different minority group members.